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Pick of the Week
By Staff blogger - 13 May 18:33

A selection of posts made on newstatesman.com this week.

It’s all fun and games until someone gets tortured
By Duncan Robinson - 13 May 18:01

We laugh at Ramzan Kadyrov just as we laughed at Gaddafi – until he started killing his own people.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 13 May 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including the Osborne effect and the chaotic Yes2AV campaign.

Mexico’s silent March for Peace falls on deaf ears
By Tom Kavanagh - 13 May 15:25

Calderón stands firm as thousands take to the streets to demand an end to drug gang violence.

Osborne’s Britain lags behind France and Germany
By George Eaton - 13 May 13:09

The UK economy continues to struggle but its competitors are racing ahead.

Labour’s anniversary present to the coalition
By Duncan Robinson - 13 May 12:21

The Labour Party dedicates the front page of its website to the coalition’s now not-so-happy couple.

Mitt Romney’s health problems
By Felicity Spector - 13 May 11:39

The former Massachusetts governor attempts to distance himself from his health-care reforms. But wil

Child poverty is set to soar under the coalition
By George Eaton - 13 May 10:37

Cameron promised child poverty would not increase. The IFS says it will rise by 300,000.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 13 May 8:55

The ten must-read pieces from this morning’s papers.

Iraq “dodgy dossier” authors strike again
By Francisco Dominguez - 12 May 18:08

Venezuela Farc files must be read with the same scepticism that WMD claims deserved.

The fine for exposing 6,000 PC users online? £1,000
By Jason Stamper - 12 May 17:24

“Bullying”, “aggressive” ACS:Law fined for data breach.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 12 May 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why Charles Kennedy is the man to defend the Union.

How youth unemployment has risen under the coalition
By George Eaton - 12 May 15:09

The number of young people out of work has increased from 919,000 to 963,000 under the coalition.

In this week’s New Statesman: Pakistan’s dirty secret
By George Eaton - 12 May 13:19

Tim Montgomerie: How Cameron will protect Clegg | Alex Salmond’s economic headache | Will Self tackl

All is not well in the quiet kingdom of Jordan
By Michael Reeve - 12 May 12:52

If people do decide to revolt, the government could be caught unawares.

Once the protests stop, who will rebuild the Middle East?
By Zamila Bunglawala - 12 May 12:45

British universities need to keep their doors open to Arab students, even if they come from authorit

The coalition’s year in numbers
By George Eaton - 12 May 10:44

Growth down, inflation up, public spending down, debt up – the story of the coalition in numbers.

The Laws and coming out
By Graeme Archer - 12 May 10:25

It is impossible to detach consideration of David Laws’s misdeeds from the cultural acceptance of ho

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 12 May 9:00

The ten must-read pieces from this morning’s papers.

No 10: Names on letters to the public are invented
By Tom Kavanagh - 11 May 17:50

Downing Street forced to admit that names and signatures used on letters to members of the public ar

A return to tribalism won’t save Labour
By Neal Lawson - 11 May 17:42

The centre left must embrace pluralism if it is to avoid permanent decline.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 11 May 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including Clegg the non-Tory and more bad news for Osborne.

New Statesman cover | 16 May 2011
By Staff blogger - 11 May 16:20

A sneak preview of tomorrow’s front cover.

PMQs review: Miliband targets Cameron’s Achilles heel
By George Eaton - 11 May 14:27

The Labour leader declares again: “You can’t trust the Tories with the NHS.”

Immigration is back
By Matt Cavanagh - 11 May 13:16

Underneath the tactical manoeuvring, the differences in this area between Labour and the Tories are

Clegg pours cold water on Cable’s “progressive majority”
By George Eaton - 11 May 10:55

The Lib Dem leader dismisses those who “still dream of a progressive alliance”.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 11 May 8:54

The ten must-read pieces from this morning’s papers.

Be liberal, Clegg
By Graeme Archer - 10 May 19:24

The Liberal Democrats cannot belong to a centre-right government and yet insist to supporters that t

David Laws found guilty of breaching “around six” parliamentary expenses rules
By Samira Shackle - 10 May 17:37

The Lib Dem MP’s return to cabinet will not be as swift as predicted – but it’s not off the cards.

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